Social Relationships at work: Task Dimension

When you have a relationship at work there are two parts, social dimension and task dimension. This is how you act within the relationship. Social dimension is when you see someone as a friend. Task dimension is how you see someone as a co-worker. It is a more professional relationship. The book used a good example that if your friend from work is receiving a promotion, as a friend, you are happy for them but as a co-worker, you don’t think that they deserve the promotion. If you have a strong social relationship, you may have trouble communicating with the task dimension, because you don’t want what you say to interfere with your social relationship.


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